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How much boost can I run before cometic head gaskets are a must? Looking into going turbo, and am just wondering how much boost is safe on my head gaskets. Combo is GT40 based with a Crane 2031, 75mm TB. Full dress street car. Never plan on going over 10 lbs, 6-8 DD on the street.

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when I first turbo’d my car my stock gaskets and bolts cut lose in a couple of months 8-9 pounds
 

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9333 pt1 head gaskets and ARP head studs. A good tune and you shouldn't have to worry about blowing head gaskets
 

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Oh ok, just trying to figure it out. Who makes the head gaskets you mentioned?

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Felpro. Should be stocked at one of your local auto parts stores. Best thing, they're only around $35/set.
 

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Oh ok, awesome. Thanks man. Thought I was going to have to shell out 125 bucks for some head gaskets.

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Felpro. Should be stocked at one of your local auto parts stores. Best thing, they're only around $35/set.
this! I'm running these gaskets and arp bolts no issues 12pounds
 

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Ok, thanks guys. This makes me feel better about it. And I won't have to put any copper sealant on them either, right? I've heard of some people doing that?

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Ok, thanks guys. This makes me feel better about it. And I won't have to put any copper sealant on them either, right? I've heard of some people doing that?

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I used copper spray but have been told many times that it won't make a difference I think what makes all the difference is a solid torque on the bolts/studs. Don't skip out on that
 

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Ok, thanks guys. What do you guys think about turbo kits? On the cheap, like on3 or the cxRacing?

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Have heard good/bad things about the on3 kits, not sure about the cxracing kit. Most likely made in china - crap lol. A buddy of mine has a B&G Turbo kit & seems to be a pretty nice kit. Brian is also a good guy too if you have any issues.
 

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Ok, I've read good/bad things about the on3 kit. Nothing but good about the cxRacing kit though. Not many people have them though. I've also looked at pony down, where can i find the B&G kit to read about it? I just like the cxRacing kit cause its all stainless on the hotside, and i know that mild steel will rust in the other ones.

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Ok, I've read good/bad things about the on3 kit. Nothing but good about the cxRacing kit though. Not many people have them though. I've also looked at pony down, where can i find the B&G kit to read about it? I just like the cxRacing kit cause its all stainless on the hotside, and i know that mild steel will rust in the other ones.

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stainless is more likely to crack. Thaats why on3 went to mild steel headers
 

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Oh yeah, I didn't even think about it cracking. Makes sense now that you threw that at me. What is everyone's issues with the on3 kit other than the v-bands? I've heard the fitment is great in almost every case.

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